Muay Thai is Thailand’s national sport, and it evokes a rush of emotions in its audience as they watch the duel between two opponents. The name is translated as Thai kickboxing. This is a sport that is anchored in tradition as it goes way back in history. A far cry from Western boxing, it is considered a highly lethal sport and should be taken with the seriousness it deserves. Beyond the caution, it is a sport thoroughly enjoyed as it trains the whole body wholesomely, leaving you in tip top shape.
Gyms that Train
The best place to learn the sport is to learn it from where it originated. The island of Koh Samui has numerous camps devoted to honing Muay Thai skills to those who want to learn the sport. You are the defining factor when choosing these camps as they offer a wide variety of programs that will surely ignite your interest to the sport. These programs vary from an intensive three-day camp to as long as three months of training with the masters of the game.
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Superpro Samui is one such gym included in a resort that features a diverse range of programs from budding starters to professionals who want to hone their skill. Jun Muay Thai Camp is yet another camp that provides up to 10 instructors that will cater to you through the day. One thing to bear in mind is the availability of the camp as some are seasonal while others are year-round.
Places to Catch the Action
To catch the action of Muay Thai in Koh Samui, you need to get a ticket to one of the matches. If you do not know which stadium to go, below are some stadiums that feature Muay Thai battles:
Phetch Buncha Stadium:
This stadium is the most popular stadium in Southern Thailand. Located in Central Chaweng, it is close to the Koh Samui police station near the Laem Din Market. The stadium hosts match between men and women every Wednesday and Saturday at 9 PM. Every one of these days has up to eight matches starting with less experienced fighters and building to the fierce fighters. You will be treated to the traditional dance that each fighter performs. This just shows how traditionally grounded this sport is.
The stadium plays host to both national and international competitors and many times runs out of tickets for some of the top rated matches. It is located on Laemdin Road in Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand. Situated in Chaweng Beach, the stadium gained popularity based on its proximity to the entertainment district.
Samui International Muay Thai Stadium:
Located at 929 Linden Avenue. Samui International Muay Thai Stadium is a soft-spoken stadium that represents Muay Thai in Koh Samui. Known for hosting high-intensity bouts that end fast in knockouts, they host both male and female as well as national and international fights in their location.
In these stadiums, the seating arrangements vary but are mostly a selection of three; the standard, ring-side seats and VIP seats.